What You Need to Know about DUI Laws in Nashua, New Hampshire

In the Penacook language, Nashua means “beautiful stream with a pebbly bottom”, a very apt name for the only city to get voted twice for Best Place to Live in America.

Nashua, New Hampshire represents an excellent quality of life because of its quiet, quaint rural atmosphere and proximity to the seacoast, the mountains, and the bustling city of Boston. 

DUI and Motor Vehicle Accidents  and Fatalities

However, the Gate City has its share of severe  car and motorcycle accidents due to DUI or impaired drivers. Drunk driving collisions occur with more frequency on weekends and holidays. More than one hundred people in the state of New Hampshire are killed by motor vehicle accidents that are otherwise preventable.  DUI cases in Nashua, as of 2013 comprise about 20% of all crimes against society, second only to drug-related offenses.

The state of New Hampshire recently completed an overhaul of its Driving While Intoxicated Statute.  The statute covers the prohibition of driving a vehicle when under the influence of either liquor or drugs, including even controlled prescription or OTC drugs and chemicals.  DUI is considered a major motor vehicle offense in Nashua as well as other cities, and can result in severe penalties for offenders.

DUI First Offense

First-time DUI offenses are classified as Class B misdemeanors and carry significant fines of at least $500 not including court fees.  Offenders are required to take various drug and alcohol abuse screenings and are referred to an Impaired Driver Care Management Program before they can recover their privilege to drive.  Loss of this privilege is anywhere from 9 months to 2 years.  The suspension periods may be shortened if you are able to comply immediately with screening, evaluation, and completion of the program.  Second and further offenses result in jail terms, higher penalties and longer suspension periods (or even revocation) of your license.  If you caused death or serious bodily injury to yourself or another person, your DUI case can become a felony conviction and will seriously impact your life in the same way any criminal record (of robbery, rape, or other crimes) will.

Benefits of Hiring an Experienced DUI Attorney

As a DUI offender in Nashua, you  need to retain competent lawyer to handle your case.  You must realize that although the DUI laws are indeed severe, your DUI attorney can  help you to beat the charge, or to negotiate for lower penalties and shorter license suspensions.  As like any other traffic violation, the DMV uses a point system in evaluating your DUI case and a conviction will result in 6 points and can result in a 6 month or possibly 2 year additional license suspension, depending on your driving record prior to the DUI case.

Only an experienced DUI attorney in Nashua, New Hampshire will know the ins and outs of NH law.  The DUI Attorneys at Tenn And Tenn. pa have been defending citizens accused of DUI for more than 20 years. Our attorneys are ready to defend against even the toughest cases and will  help you make the best defense no matter what  charges are brought against you.

If you are facing a DUI charge in Nashua, call our DUI helpline today at 1-888-511-1010 and speak to one of our attorneys. We are here to help you ad your family during this difficult time.

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